Employers, claim payers and workers’ compensation care management organizations continue to be challenged to provide solutions for rapidly escalating workers’ compensation medical costs. According to a recent study released by the National Council of Compensation Insurers (NCCI), pharmaceuticals and related costs account for approximately 14 percent of workers’ compensation medical costs. Pharmacy spending in workers’ compensation is now one of the top cost drivers for lost-time claims. While technology and related services have been a significant component of medical cost-management strategies, many employers have adopted a more advanced model that is driving significant levels of additional medical and pharmaceutical cost savings.

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